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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies > Degree Programs > Social Studies Education

Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed.



P. Clark, W. Ross.

Associate Professors

L. Loutzenheiser.

Assistant Professor

L. Gibson, H. Keenan.

Program Overview

The graduate programs (M.Ed. and M.A) in Social Studies Education are part of the graduate offerings in the Department or Curriculum and Pedagogy. Social Studies prides itself in offering a rich environment with unparalleled opportunities for graduate students desiring a wide range of backgrounds and interests including visual culture, anti-oppressive education, gender studies, historical consciousness, moral education, and the history and politics of curriculum. In addition to the required coursework, a vibrant graduate student community is fostered through speaker series, research centres, seminars, and study groups.

Master's programs offer flexibility depending upon student needs and desires. Full-time or part-time studies focusing on professional development and/or research are available. Core courses focus on research methods, principles of social studies education, and curriculum studies.

Part-time and full-time study options are offered.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Study Requirements, the program normally requires:

  1. 18 credits of upper-level coursework or a professional concentration in the area of interest, and
  2. two years of teaching experience or other relevant professional experience.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 30 credits. At least 15 credits of coursework must be 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. A thesis, normally 9 credits, is included.

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Same as for the M.A.

Program Requirements

The program consists of a minimum of 30 credits; at least 24 credits of coursework must be at the 500-level or higher. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students select either a program consisting entirely of courses (30 credits) or 27 credits of coursework plus a graduating project (3 credits).

Contact Information

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.5367
Email: edcp.grad@ubc.ca
Web: www.edcp.educ.ubc.ca
Alan Jay, Graduate Program Assistant

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